|The Holy Birds|
|Holy Negroni at The Holy Birds|
Holy Negroni : Beefeater 24 Gin, Campari, White Port topped with an almond andorange foam
|Uptown Manhattan and Babycham|
The smooth flavour of Wild Turkey washed with Extra Virgin
Olive Oil combined with the sweetness of maraschino played
off against Lillet Blanc and the crisp celery, notes makes for an
unusual but balanced twist on a Manhattan. - Wild Turkey 81 Bourbon, Lillet Blanc, De Kuyper Marasquin, celery bitters and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Back in the day we went to The Library at The Lanesborough hotel where Salvatore Calabrese, The Maestro, was concocting some very lovely Lavander Martini. It was a very enjoyable experience. Fast forward I've now been to his son's place where the cocktail menu is created by Salvatore, The Maestro himself.
The Holy Birds is a commercial establishment located in London’s Petticoat Lane Market. The two-floor bar and restaurant has an interior design that was inspired by 60s Danish modernist movement, very much to my liking. You might feel like you went back to that era as soon as you enter the door. Play attention to the reception table, lots of colourful 60's phones.
On the ground floor of The Holy Birds, you’ll find a cocktail lounge that serves late-night refreshment. The interior design is a combination of personalised design and mid-century decors. It features a top of the line sound system that is used during performances of live acts and in-demand DJs. More often than not, they play music that has been inspired 60s era.
On the second floor is the restaurant that specialises in poultry. Its menu consists of dishes made from free-range birds that include ducks, grouses, wood pigeons, pheasants, quails, and chickens. It is said to be the first of such restaurant to be established in London.
The Holy Birds is the first time that the Calabrese Brothers collaborated with their father, Salvatore Calabrese, who is a world-renowned mixologist. The maestro started working in the industry in the 60s and has developed designer cocktails since then. The Holy Birds is just one of the bars in London that offers these cocktails.
This is just one of the ventures of the Calabrese Brothers in the London bar industry. Their company was also responsible for other successful establishments in the city, such as the award-winning Hoxton Pony in Shoreditch and Hoxton Gin. Another recent project of their business is the Wringer and Mangle restaurant and music venue in London Fields.
Wings with soy sauce and Dijon mustard and crispy chicken skins
The snacks were on pint at The Holy Birds, well seasoned chicken wings
|CHIROUBLES LES FARGES DOMAINE CHEYSSON|
CHIROUBLES LES FARGES DOMAINE CHEYSSON
Beaujolais, France 2014
Serious Cru Beaujolais, soft and juicy, with hints of raspberries, strawberries and violet
|Heritage carrots, roasted parsnips, curd & curry oil salad, a very tasty and divine salad|
|Roast duck breast - succulent, well prepared and perfectly cooked|
Celeriac remoulade (off picture) a majestivc burger with juicy chicken and so much flavour.
|Chocolate & sea salt Baked Alaska - how gorgeous does that look? Sweet and chocolaty|
|Hot chocolate pudding with Kirsch & cherry sauce- I just love the chocolate and cherry match always a winner!|
Disclosure: I was a guest of The Holy Birds. All opinions are my own.